Perquimans County, North Carolina

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Perquimans County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 11,368. Its county seat is Hertford[1]. Perquimans County is the home of Baseball Hall of Famer Jim "Catfish" Hunter and Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity facility.

Perquimans County is part of the Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 329 square miles (852 km²), of which, 247 square miles (640 km²) of it is land and 82 square miles (212 km²) of it (24.86%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,368 people, 4,645 households, and 3,376 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 6,043 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 70.82% White, 27.99% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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